Shame and Disgrace in the Books of Jeremiah and Ezekiel

  • Kim, H.-S. (PI)

Project Details


In God’s relation with Israel and the peoples, both the ideas of shame and honor and the notions of sin and guilt play an important role. In the Bible shame words are used as many times as sin and guilt words, and these two language groups overlap in emotional, juridical, and social areas. This project focuses on the investigation of the theme of shame and disgrace. To this end, the two books of Jeremiah and Ezekiel are chosen because of their common historical background in the political, social and religious decline of the kingdom of Judah and the Jerusalem temple. Since the sound and resound of the shame motif is prevalent in the political upheavals and demolition of the Zion temple, here the meaning and significance of the shame/disgrace theme gain more importance than elsewhere. This study will focus on the following research question: What is the meaning and significance of the theme of shame/disgrace in the books of Jeremiah and Ezekiel, and how are these related to God’s love and judgment?
This project aims at the publication of a PhD-thesis with the title Shame and Disgrace in the Books of Jeremiah and Ezekiel
Effective start/end date1/01/18 → …


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